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Fenway Westfield kicks off 6th tournament

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WESTFIELD, MA (WSHM) -

Fenway Westfield celebrated the arrival of summer with its sixth annual Jeremiah Hurley, Jr. wiffle ball tournament.

Every year, the event is held to raise funds and honor the sacrifice of fallen police officers and soldiers.

This year's event was a little different.

Instead of raising funds to support a family of a fallen officer, money was raised for an officer injured in the line of duty.

Money raised will help support officer Brett Morgan of the New Britain, CT police department who was formally of Northampton police.

Morgan was injured in the line of duty in Jan. after being struck and dragged by a car.

Christopher Dolan, a state trooper who created Fenway Westfield says every year he's amazed by people's generosity.

"It's amazing, not just the support from the community but the support from law enforcement, the support from the DA's office who are both fielding teams and stuff like that. It's been unbelievable since the very beginning," he said. 

The wiffle ball tournament is set to run through the end of the weekend.

Fenway Westfield will also hold an event in August that will help raise funds to support the families of fallen soldiers.

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